November 14, 2008
by Dylan Jones

Miao Custom Vinyl Show

Subtext: Design Bookstore & Gallery | 11/14/2008

About the Show: Subtext has teamed up with Zakkamono, to bring an incredible custom vinyl show just in time for the holidays. The format will be the new Miao (Lucky Cat & Mousubi), and we have curated nearly 50 artists from around the globe to do custom versions of this great toy! Miao is the first collectible designer vinyl figure designed by Zakka. It is an updated design of the Japanese Maneki Neko/Lucky Cat (an iconic Japanese figure that brings good luck and good fortune). Miao measures 7-inches tall and comes with his BFF Mousubi, a 3-inch character designed with the elements of a musubi/onigiri (Japanese rice ball wrapped with Nori/seaweed) and a mouse.  The show will be up until Dec. 7th.

Participating Artists: Simone Legno/tokidoki, Touma, Aaron Martin (Angry Woebots), Brent Nolasco, Brian Flynn (Super7), Julie West, Mar Hernández, Matias Vigliano, Joel Nakamura, Nick Deakin, Kelly Vivanco, Rudy Fig, Matt Stallings, Slobot, Long Lé, Sandra Equihua, N.C. Winters, Bucky Lastard, Justin White, Reactor-88, Newkon,CKaweekS, Phoneticontrol, Mark Nagata, Amy Davis, Jasper Wong, Urbanmedium, Paul Wee, Serge Seidlitz,Vogue, Katsuhito Ishii, Shunichiro Miki, Satoshi Tomioka, Alex Wald, Rae Huo, Estria, DOLCEQ, Malakias, Hansu, Zakka, Steve Forde, Shawnimals, and Hawk Ostby.

Click here for more pictures from the opening night...

Tags: Subtext, Little Italy, Vinyl Toys

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